Archer could be difference – Maxwell
Australia all-rounder Glenn Maxwell says England’s Jofra Archer could make a big difference in the Ashes.
The pace bowler was selected for the Cricket World Cup squad despite very limited experience at ODI level.
However, he took 20 wickets during the tournament and was regarded as one of the stars of the show as England eventually beat New Zealand in a tense and close fought final.
His form at limited overs level led to his inclusion in England's squad for their first Ashes Test against Australia on August 1.
Despite the vast levels of talent tin both bowling outfits, Maxwell says Archer could prove to be the difference between both sides.
"He's coming into the series on the back of a very impressive World Cup so his morale and confidence will be high," he said.
"Alongside James Anderson, Stuart Broad and Chris Woakes, England have got an extremely well-rounded bowling attack with different variety as well and they will challenge the Australian batsmen."
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